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How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple But Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps

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In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination. With tongue firmly in cheek, Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein outlines the steps needed in glorious comic book-style panels and a deadpan voice, leaving nothing out: the food you'll eat, how to deal with loneliness in space, how to water those sunflower seeds once they're planted—even how to deal with the media attention back home after a successful trip. An inspired work of whimsy, How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers is a spacefaring adventure for daydreamers and a starter kit for the imagination.
 
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

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"Caldecott Medalist Gerstein (The Man Who Walked Between the Towers) kicks his imagination into high gear in this fantastical how-to book. A boy with spiky red hair and glasses shares his 24-step plan for planting sunflowers on the moon to cheer it up (Gerstein portrays it with droopy eyes and a frown). The Rube Goldberg — worthy expedition, chronicled in exuberant cartoon panels and comically deadpan narration, involves creating a giant slingshot to launch a flag pole/anchor harpoon into the moon (the satellite looks understandably alarmed as the boy's homemade missile approaches); then, wearing a spacesuit kindly donated by NASA, one can simply bicycle up to the moon on the 238,900 miles of garden hose attached to the harpoon ('Your mother will be sobbing, your father will shake your hand, and everyone else will say good luck and take care'). Throughout, the boy's emotions are genuine and infectious: he's moved by the beauty of Earth from space, shares feelings of loneliness on his journey, and is elated to see the results of his work after he returns home. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Joan Raines, Raines & Raines." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of some thirty books for children, including the 2004 Caldecott Medal winner, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. A four-time winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award, his books include fantasy, Biblical retellings, biography, folklore, and alphabets and other works for preschoolers. He lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596435124
Author:
Gerstein, Mordicai
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Cycling
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Caldecott Medalist Gerstein (The Man Who Walked Between the Towers) kicks his imagination into high gear in this fantastical how-to book. A boy with spiky red hair and glasses shares his 24-step plan for planting sunflowers on the moon to cheer it up (Gerstein portrays it with droopy eyes and a frown). The Rube Goldberg — worthy expedition, chronicled in exuberant cartoon panels and comically deadpan narration, involves creating a giant slingshot to launch a flag pole/anchor harpoon into the moon (the satellite looks understandably alarmed as the boy's homemade missile approaches); then, wearing a spacesuit kindly donated by NASA, one can simply bicycle up to the moon on the 238,900 miles of garden hose attached to the harpoon ('Your mother will be sobbing, your father will shake your hand, and everyone else will say good luck and take care'). Throughout, the boy's emotions are genuine and infectious: he's moved by the beauty of Earth from space, shares feelings of loneliness on his journey, and is elated to see the results of his work after he returns home. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Joan Raines, Raines & Raines." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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